MARINE CONDITIONS CAUSE DETERIORATION ON WOOD
Summer is the season of the year that transports us to the terraces and beach bars. And for the plan to come out, it is important to periodically review the furniture and any other wooden structure located outdoors.
Wood used in marine climates requires greater protection and maintenance. Constant exposure to sea wind, rain, humidity, salt water corrosion… are determining factors in applying a wood protector for the exterior.
No less important, for the wood to stand out and shine all its beauty in such adverse conditions, the choice of wood is paramount. A highly recommended and used is teak, for having excellent technical and physical properties. Others such as iroko, elm or cedar are also frequent and valid. On the other hand, any type of chipboard and MDF must be dispensed with, even if they are water-repellent. If you still plan to use boards suitable for outdoors, there is an option on the market for phenolic boards.
On the other hand, you can always promote and extend the useful life of wood. With treatments that improve water resistance, ideal even for weather resistant woods, such as:
The continuous exposure to the direct action of the sea and the saltpeter, negatively affects the furniture and wooden structures, as well as metallic elements that contain the furniture itself. That is why, having the possibility, it is advisable to cover the furniture with tarps or other materials, or better yet, protect them in an interior space.
Before it is too late, protect and take care of the wood, it will thank you with intimate and pleasant moments while you feel the sea breeze and listen to the whisper of the waves.